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7 ed-tech summer workshops worth exploring
Michael Sharnoff is Associate Editor, Online & Social Media for eSchool News and eCampus News. Michael completed a PhD in Middle East Studies from King's College, London, and his dissertation examines Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser's perceptions and responses to peace. Michael has congressional experience on Capitol Hill; worked at influential policy centers in Washington; lectured for the military and has written extensively on the Middle East. Follow Michael on Twitter @Michael_eSM

7 ed-tech summer workshops worth exploring

School may last a little longer for some districts than others, depending on how many snow days some parts of the country experienced. But as schools close for the summer, many…

Opinion
The best tweets from ISTE 2014

Last month, the 2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta surpassed expectations. With over 16,000 in attendance - the highest yet for ISTE - educators and…

How-to
Three terrific virtual tours for the classroom

The benefits of virtual field tours are well known: They’re inexpensive—often free—and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching which virtual field trips are best can prove labor-intensive, and…

Reading Rainbow aims to improve literacy once more

From 1983 to 2009, the non-profit PBS television program Reading Rainbow helped improve children’s literacy with fun and interactive skits led by actor LeVar Burton.…

Opinion
3 new ed-tech startups you should know about it

We are living in a defining moment for ed-tech startups despite concerns of being in a "bubble." To be sure, in 2013, entrepreneurs raised more than half a million, compared…

New STEM app seeks to combat ‘summer learning loss’

Next month, students across the United States will be tossing aside their books for relaxation and outdoor summer activities. Many parents and educators are concerned that summer vacation spent away…

How-to
Five ways Instagram can improve learning

Instagram is not just for teens and celebrities posting pictures of their favorite food, pets, and vacation spots. Like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, educators can use Instagram to boost student interaction…

5 myths about Google and InBloom’s student privacy

Keeping students safe is a top priority for administrators, educators and parents, and that is why it is crucial to understand the difference between the myths and facts.…

Why is comedian Louis C.K. so angry with Common Core?

Louis C.K., a successful comic with a hit show on FX called Louie, stirred a mini controversy when venting on Twitter his frustration with Common Core practices. These words have been…

Despite ‘bubble’ risks, ed-tech innovation soars

Veteran ed-tech journalist Frank Catalano shares useful advice to would-be ed-tech entrepreneurs: Namely, that rapid growth in the industry has resulted in a bubble; that education and ed-tech are not…

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